With the Olympic break now over and the Flyers attempting to regain the momentum they had pre-break, it’s time for another fun road trip for you Flyers fans. On March 8, the Flyers travel across the border to the beautiful city of Toronto to face the Maple Leafs.
Toronto is about a 7-½ hour jaunt from the Philadelphia area and it is well worth your time to follow what is typically a great rivalry. The Leafs and Flyers have had some rough and tumble games over the years. However, the trip is also an excuse to experience one of the truly great cities of the world.
Of course, as hockey fans, you know Toronto is the home of the Hockey Hall of Fame, so make it a point to pay homage to players of yore while here. Make sure to also get a birds eye view of this magnificent city by going to the top of the CN Tower. Also make it a point to climb the Stair of Wonders at the Royal Ontario Museum.
If you are looking to satisfy your voracious appetite and can’t decide what to choose from, the St. Lawrence Market in old Toronto is worth visiting as well. Considered one of world’s best food markets (and similar to Philly’s Reading Terminal Market), St. Lawrence Market boasts a myriad of food choices from meats to cheeses to vegetables.
When it comes to game time, the Leafs play at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto fans are widely regarded as some of the best fans in hockey and since hockey was born in Canada, it makes obvious sense. The arena itself is a gem and is located very close to the CN Tower as well as a bevy of bars and restaurants.
Now that the NHL is back in session after the Olympic break, its crunch time now for the Flyers. In order for them to maintain their momentum, they need to take crucial conference games such as this one against the Leafs. If you haven’t made the trip to Toronto yet, now is the time to do it.